Monday, 15 July 2013

Felt Giraffe Pattern

Summer is a busy time, and though I've been doing a lot of sewing and crafting, there hasn't been as much time as I'd like for sharing. So this week I'm going back to basics with this cute minimalist pattern for a giraffe.

Fun fact about giraffes that might help in the planning of your craft: their spots darken as they age. Babies have lighter beige or orangey-brown spots, while adults' spots tend to be darker brown (like this). By that criteria, the one I've made would be a baby. The pattern contains templates for making two different sizes of giraffe.

Click HERE to download the free pattern.

This is an image file that you can resize as required. If you prefer a PDF file, it is available through Craftsy HERE. I added a string to my giraffe to hang it up as an ornament.

Here are some more free giraffe themed projects for inspiration:

If you're looking to add a giraffe (or several) to your home decor, this large stand-up giraffe from Stitchy Mama's could be just the thing. For something a bit simpler, you may want to make this basic stuffed toy giraffe from Woman's Day. There is also a stuffed giraffe felt sewing pattern available from AllCrafts, which looks like a very basic and easy to customize pattern, but it doesn't come with a picture so I can't tell how cute the result might be.

There are lots of stuffed giraffe ideas out there for littl'uns. My favourites were Gilbert the Giraffe, a crocheted stuffie designed by A Little Pomegranate (so huggable!), as well as the tactile taggy giraffe stuffie from My Life in Namibia.

For even more inspiration, check out this printable giraffe cupcake topper that would be adorable converted into a brooch or embroidery project, and this personalized giraffe hoop art by A Morning Cup of Jo.